WednesdayAug 31, 2022 1:10 pm

A Look at the Biggest EV Battery Makers in the World

Electric vehicles rely on rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs for energy, allowing the EVs to emit zero carbon at the tailpipe. But while the West has a major position in the global EV industry, with American automaker Tesla being the largest electric vehicle maker in the world, the EV battery game is dominated by Asian players. In fact, the largest seller of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles is currently a Chinese company called Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL). CATL has pretty much dominated the EV battery market for the past few years, selling more batteries for EVs and hybrids…

Continue Reading

TuesdayAug 30, 2022 12:12 pm

EV Charging Tweak Could Potentially Fill Battery in Approximately 10 Minutes

Although they are slated to replace internal combustion engine cars over the next few decades, electric vehicles still have to overcome a few challenges on their way to the top of the automotive space. One major challenge so far has been charging. While you can fill up a conventional gas-powered car with fuel and be on your way within minutes, it can take an hour or longer to recharge an electric vehicle. If you own a Tesla or have access to a supercharger network, you could bring this time down to around half an hour or less. Even though this…

Continue Reading

MondayAug 29, 2022 11:59 am

Ford to Lay Off 3,000 Employees in Electrification Bid

Opponents to electric vehicles have long argued that ditching fossil-fuel-powered cars for EVs would have dire consequences on the people who earned their living in the automotive industry. The segment that would be most affected would be internal combustion engine manufacturing as automakers slow down the production of traditional cars in favor of zero-emission electric cars. An Ernst and Young study revealed that around 150,000 employees in the automotive industry are involved in internal combustion engine (ICE) manufacturing. American automaker Ford recently announced news that could potentially spell doom for hundreds of thousands of workers in ICE manufacturing, especially if…

Continue Reading

FridayAug 26, 2022 12:04 pm

Analysts Foresee Growing EV Sales in Europe, But Doubts Remain

Electric vehicles are slated to become the next stage of vehicular travel as territories around the world strive to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles amid global efforts to cut emissions from transportation. Europe, China and the United States are currently the largest electric vehicle markets in the world, with consumers from these three top markets buying millions of electric cars over the past decade. Europe, where consumers have been especially receptive to alternative energy vehicles, has seen surging electric vehicle sales in recent months. EV analysts foresee increasing electric vehicle sales on the continent over the next couple of…

Continue Reading

ThursdayAug 25, 2022 11:56 am

EVs Poised to Become Commonplace

Although automakers have sold millions of electric cars at this point, EVs are still an oddity on American roads, especially in nonurbanized regions. They make up a small percentage of vehicle sales, with the bulk of EV sales happening in states such as California and urban areas with more high-income earners and a higher density of public chargers. This disparity is primarily because of range anxiety and the high costs associated with buying an electric car. Even so, the U.S. government is keen on cutting emissions from the transportation sector by steadily phasing out internal combustion engine (ICE) cars via…

Continue Reading

WednesdayAug 24, 2022 11:32 am

Michigan Automakers Hope Electric Muscle Cars Will Retain Enthusiasts

Even though automakers have pledged to invest billions of dollars over the next decade to develop new lines of electric cars, not every driver is willing to go electric due to a couple of factors. Price and range anxiety are currently the chief barriers to electric vehicle adoption in the country. Furthermore, electric vehicle companies will have a hard time breaking into the select group of drivers who prize muscle cars for their performance. Electric cars may have significantly greater torque and starting speeds, but conventional muscle cars still outshine them in numerous other regards. In Detroit, Michigan, automakers are…

Continue Reading

TuesdayAug 23, 2022 11:42 am

Why Rivian’s Q2 $1.7B Loss Shouldn’t Worry Investors

Amazon-backed startup Rivian Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: RIVN) recently announced that it had recorded a loss of $1.7 billion in Q2 2022 amid efforts to ramp up electric vehicle production and increase deliveries. The automaker’s losses for the second quarter of 2022 were more than double the $580 million it lost in the second quarter of 2021. During a call with investors, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said that the Irvine, California-based company was unable to effectively use its production line for a lot of the second quarter. He said that due to component supply issues, Rivian has been unable to run…

Continue Reading

MondayAug 22, 2022 12:18 pm

Consumer Reports Survey Reveals Latest Concerns of Prospective EV Drivers

If the U.S. government has its way, electric vehicles will steadily replace fossil-fuel-powered cars over the next couple of decades to curb carbon emissions and arrest climate change. By relying on a rechargeable battery pack rather than an internal combustion engine, electric cars minimize the use of dirty fuels such as gasoline and eliminate tailpipe emissions. However, more than a decade after the first electric vehicle hit the roads, EV adoption is still staggeringly low. Ask anyone who thought about switching to an EV but ultimately didn’t and they will tell you factors such as super-high prices and insufficient public-charging…

Continue Reading

FridayAug 19, 2022 11:32 am

Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory Makes Its Millionth EV

Ever since it first launched the Roadster more than a decade ago, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has consistently been the most prolific electric vehicle maker in the world. Reports show that the American EV company has sold nearly two million electric vehicles since its inception, with 32% of the units sold since 2016 being purchased in the first half of 2021. From late 2018 to 2019, Tesla began construction of a Gigafactory in China and started producing Model 3s at the site with an initial production goal of 250,000 EVs per year. Tesla recently announced that the Shanghai Gigafactory had…

Continue Reading

ThursdayAug 18, 2022 11:16 am

Pole-Mounted Chargers Could Spur EV Adoption

One of the most significant challenges America’s nascent electric vehicle industry faces is insufficient and often unreliable charging stations. Although a majority of EV drivers charge their vehicles overnight at home, most experts agree that a widespread network of reliable charging stations is needed to support mass EV adoption. As it stands, America’s public charging infrastructure is patchy and often unreliable, leading to high rates of range anxiety among drivers. This range anxiety presents a  significant challenge to widespread electric vehicle adoption and could potentially prevent the United States from reaching its carbon emission goals. A Massachusetts city has now…

Continue Reading

Contact us: (310) 299-1717